Mark 8, 1-10
When faced with 4, 000 hungry people, the disciples were ready to give up, yet Jesus urged them to take stock of what they did have. The disciples found seven loaves of bread and a few small fish and offered these to their Master. This offering of their all, no matter that it seemed too small, when blessed, broken and distributed at the hand of Christ Jesus became not only sufficient but plenteous. Even within the affluence of North American society there are similar pressing hungers –for food and shelter, for employment and dignity, for belonging and joy. Christ Jesus, help me find –help us find- what I/we have and offer it up to you.
Teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart. (Psalm 90)
Soli ad gloriam dei
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Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.